WASHINGTON, Feb 27- A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them- and world leaders- to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/ IPSOS poll has found. The result of the poll suggests that appeals based on ethics could be key to shifting the debate over climate change in the United States, where those demanding...» Read More
Human activity, such as burning coal, may be at fault for rising mercury levels in fish, and some species may soon be too hazardous to eat.
Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.
Researchers need to develop measures for safe artificial intelligence before businesses and consumers widely adopt it, experts said.
The NWS failed to staff an elite team of emergency forecasters and it cost NYC an estimated $200 million, NBC New reports.
New DNA evidence says significant chunks of humanity may carry genes from a few powerful men, including Genghis Khan.
Two new studies discuss turning stem cells into hair cells and transplanting them onto bald spots.
Researchers found that feeding a group of children a form of beneficial bacteria helped them overcome a potentially fatal food allergy.
A megamouth shark washed up on a beach in the Pacific, providing a rare glimpse of a mysterious animal. NBC News reports.
Cases of measles are still rising among the unvaccinated, whom officials warn will almost certainly be infected if they are exposed to the disease.
Prototypes of driverless cars are set to get the go-ahead on a stretch of Germany's busy A9 autobahn, NBC News reports.
The storm that hit the East Coast last week underwent "bombogenesis," and forecasters say it could happen again to Winter Storm Juno.
While hitting an animal with your car may be tragic, statistics say it is usually safer than swerving. It is, but there are still risks and costs.
The effects of climate change could reduce the world's largest collection of coral reef, an area about the size of Japan, to a sliver of itself.
The ability to unfold a protein and return it to its original state could save money in everything from cancer research to food production.
A team of researchers in Scotland found that changing the shape of light can slow it down, meaning the speed of light is not as constant as thought.
An association of top scientists has moved the hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock, over the threats of nuclear weapons and warming climates.
The chief of California's state-run earthquake insurance agency says residents there have no financial protection if a big quake hits.
Scientists lost contact with the Beagle 2 before it was supposed to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003. NASA images have just shown it.
The White House said the studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, showed a need for action to reduce rising world emissions of greenhouse gases. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far...
Separate studies by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that the 10 warmest years on record have taken place since 1997.. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far eastern Russia into...